Season 25, Episode 12 Dogs That Changed the World: Dogs by Design

First Aired: April 29, 2007

Conclusion. Narrator F. Murray Abraham calls dogs an “evolutionary miracle.” Examined here is why various breeds were developed, among them, bulldogs, which once controlled livestock in slaughterhouse yards; Pekingese, bred to look like a tiny lion; swift salukis, used to hunt rabbits; and terriers, unrivaled rat hunters. Also: why different breeds grow and mature at different rates.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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